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My Conversion to the Catholic Church

I have considered myself a Christian since I could think. My parents are of no particular faith. I guess you could say they are agnostic. As a child I was a creepy little person who had an obsession with the Bible, God, and church. I attended anything my parents let me. Everything was always Protestant. […]

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I Was Hungry – My Conversion Story, Part II

Last month I recounted my unlikely conversion to Catholicism from evangelicalism after a spiritual tailspin during college. For brevity’s sake I didn’t describe the period of time between my first visit to the Catholic Campus Ministry and my confirmation nearly a year later, but now I’d like to share with my readers the doctrines and […]

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I Was Hungry – My Conversion Story

One warm summer’s day about fifteen years ago I was sitting at my friend Elizabeth’s kitchen table when I saw a small statue on a whatnot in the corner. I inquired as to who the statue portrayed and Elizabeth replied matter-of-factly, “Oh, that’s St. Joseph. We put him out because of the construction men working […]

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Be Transformed

“And just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” Transformation. I still always think of butterflies when I hear that word, and because God is so awesome, He seamlessly weaves little facts of life about bugs into His greater love story with humanity. Transformation. A total turn-around. A double-take, a plot […]

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Rend your Hearts, not your Garments

If you discovered you were to die in 5 minutes what would your next thought be?  Your last words? And what if you discovered that you were going to be burned alive by the legitimate reigning government? Fear.  Anger.  Resentment.  Venomous threats and lashing out. Those are some of the thoughts that come to my […]

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